“Nobody deserves to be abused.” When and why that sentence is not helpful.

“Nobody deserves to be abused.”

A psychiatric nurse taking down information on me for admission to the psychiatric wing of a hospital said that to me. It’s not the first time people have said it, thinking they were being supportive. But it isn’t supportive at all.

--

--

Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Georgia NeSmith

Georgia NeSmith

337 Followers

Retired professor, feminist, writer, photographer, activist, grandmother of 5, overall Wise Woman. Phd UIA School of Journalism & Mass Communication, 1994.